MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian international military exhibition and trade show Oboronexpo 2014 will go ahead as planned and will be welcoming foreign participants despite the sanctions imposed against Russia by the West, Rostec deputy CEO Dmitriy Shugaev told RIA Novosti.
“Surely, the sanctions have had a certain impact but the general program of the expo and forum has not had any significant changes,” Shugaev said.
He noted that 250 Russian companies would be participating in Oboronexpo 2014. In addition to them, 11 firms and enterprises from Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, India, China, the United States, France, the Czech Republic and Switzerland will also take part in the exhibition.
According to Shugaev, Oboronexpo 2014 will include two main events, The Third International Forum “Engineering Technologies 2014” and The Second International Expo “Oboronexpo 2014.” Russian state industrial corporation Rostec is one of the organizers of the expo.
“The expo is to see the latest innovations in missile and artillery weaponry, armored and tactical vehicles, communications equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), radio and electronic technologies and civil engineering,” Rostec’s deputy chief said.
The equipment and hardware showcased at the exhibition can also be seen in action at the range located at the exhibition site.
Oboronexpo 2014 is taking place from August 13 to 17 in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. The trade show will see major industry companies in attendance and will provide an opportunity for discussions and cooperation among industry players.